National Champs


Dominic Mazzulla, Staff Writer

The Denver Pioneer’s Hockey team are your 2021-22 national champions. This is the schools ninth national championship, which ties Michigan for the most in college history. This is the fourth

This team however is substantially better than the other Denver teams that have won championships. This team finished 31-9-1 and scored 175 goals to their opponents 93.

They faced off against the Minnesota State Mavericks on Saturday. The Mavericks struck first early in the game, with a Sam Morton goal. The game went scoreless in the 2nd period.

However things took a huge turn for the Pioneers.  They had a huge third period. Scoring five unanswered goals against Hobey Baker Award winner Dryden McKay. This ranks as one of the best performances in NCAA history.

After the final horn, the entire DU sideline erupted in celebration, throwing gloves on the ice and dogpiling on goalie Magnus Chrona while coaches hugged.

“I don’t even know. I feel like we all blacked out, threw our stuff, and all rushed toward Magnus. I can’t even describe that feeling. I’ve never experienced anything like that before. It was just a blast,” Guttman said. “To have our family and friends up against the glass, that was probably the best part: raising the trophy to all of the people who supported us the whole time. All the people in Loveland and all of the people who came to Boston really helped make it happen.”

Fans are invited to a public celebration on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at Magness Arena, players will also be in attendance.